Date: 23rd June 2015 at 9:59pm
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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has told BBC Three Counties Radio that the Dons will have to operate on a limited budget next season:

‘We have a wage cap and have always had one. I can well assure you our budget will be in the bottom three next year,

‘The chairman’s trying to build a sustainable club and the way he’s doing it has been sensational.’

‘We know next year is going to be even harder – we believe that we can recruit the players we need but we’ll never spend the money other Championship teams are doing.’

The Dons weren`t even one of the richest teams in League 1 last season, and in the Championship will have to make some astute signings, most likely making use of the loan and free market. Nevertheless, Robinson remained confident that he could put together a strong squad, although warned that it would be difficult to bring back previously successful loanees Grigg and Baker:

‘We’d like Will Grigg, but what we want and what we can get are two different arguments. We know we’re going to be bringing in strikers – we’ve already earmarked one or two.

‘We’d love Lewis Baker. But he’s not our player, so wherever he goes next season, we hope it’s us, but it’s out of our hands.

‘I think we need six or seven – I’d like to sign some of my own. I’d like to bring in players who are 21, 22, 23 and bring them on, some experienced players and then add some young loans.’

The Dons may have a bottom three budget, but will do everything possible to stay away from the relegation zone – a result that would be a great achievement next season.